Thomasina in Tom Stoppard's mind bending time warping play, ARCADIA, observes that when you stir rasberry jam into vanilla pudding it will first swirl in streaks but ultimately will turn the entire pudding pink. If you stir the pudding in the opposite direction, the jam will not separate back out again.
--LIFE MOVES ONLY FORWARD--NEVER BACK!--
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
MASS MoCA is not a coffee!
MASS MoCA sounded like it should be something served at Starbucks, but it turned out to be an acronym for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA.. Our Road Scholar (Elderhostel, Exploritas) arts tour this past summer visited and we were fascinated by the way in which an abandoned 19th century mill complex has been turned into a state of the art museum with ample space for the kind of large scale paintings and installations that so many current artists seem to favor.
A large collection of Sol Lewitt wall drawings is a major feature of the museum.
Their color and pattern delights old and young.
Also on view a series of installations--some of which can literally be walked through. This one is called "Breathing Room" by Dan Steinhilber
Another impressive item is in a football field sized gallery and titled "Gravity is a force to be reckoned with" by Inigo Manglano-Ovalle